Hello and welcome back to the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews + the One-Click Addict Support Group. This week, I couldn’t resist diving into not one but two books that I’ve been eyeing for quite a while and that you need to add to your TBR. Enjoy!
Wife by Wednesday: Read It
Married by Monday: Read It
“Kissing will be the easy part,” he said over her opened lips. “Pulling back will prove much harder.” ~ Wife by Wednesday
You might have noticed recently that KU Book Reviews teamed up with My Own Bookshelves to bring you some of the best of Kindle Unlimited. This week’s Bachelorette-themed episode featured a series by Catherine Bybee that I’d had my eye on for quite some time—the Weekday Brides series. Inspired, and also intrigued, I decided to finally give in and give Wife by Wednesday a chance. I feel like I don’t need to say it but… I am very happy I did.
Blake + Sam’s story is charming, sweet, sexy, and simply put, a whole lot of fun. She’s the matchmaker; he’s looking for a match. Together, they enter a business arrangement doomed to fail—in the best possible way. I so enjoyed the ebbs and flows of this story, the way Blake + Sam each fell for their spouse, even though it definitely wasn’t part of the plan.
But that wasn’t all that was happening. There was a spot of mystery to go along with their marriage of convenience—which gave this book a little extra spice—and, by the end, I was definitely ready for more of Ms. Bybee’s words.
So, I did what any booklover would do. I immediately turned to book two, Married by Monday. It follows Blake’s best friend, Carter, and Sam’s best friend, Eliza. He’s running for governor; she’s just straight up running. And their story was just as charming as that of their friends.
And like their friends, Carter + Eliza were married for reasons other than love. But love? It was there. In spades. Their relationship might have been a mixed bag of sparks and snarks, but it certainly transformed into something swoony.
As in book one, this couple was surrounded by suspense and, as a consequence, some edge-of-your-seat action. Though it felt a touch open-ended, the mystery of Married by Monday was one that felt different from anything I’d read previously. And it once again made me want to read more from this author.
Which I will. Especially because book three is about a couple I followed with interest throughout these first two books—Gwen + Neil—but also because I’m sure I’m in for another sweet, sexy and fun read.
“You keep some secrets so long that saying them out loud breathes new life into old haunts.” ~ Married by Monday